It is the perfect time to start planning your outdoor home improvement projects for summer! Build a deck and you’ll have more entertaining space and a reason to spend more time outdoors when the weather warms up. Here’s a way to get started:
Determine what you want and need from the deck up front to make the planning process simpler. Decide how you want to use the deck: entertainment? relaxation? dining? It will help you map out what you want and make the most of the space you have. Do you want part of your deck to be screened-in or will it have a single level or multiple levels? If you have children, you should take into account the safety requirements your deck should have.
The size of your deck depends on how much space you have to work with. If you have enough space at the back of your home, you can use it to best advantage with your new deck. A professional deck builder is a good resource for this phase of planning because they can come to your home, assess the available space, and plan a variety of decks you can choose from that will maximize your outdoor living space.
When it comes to choosing the material for your deck, you have a few choices:
PROs: a classic and natural look, economical, and stays cool in the summer
CONs: requires a lot of maintenance (restaining, resealing), can stain and rot easily
PROs: available in many designs, colors, and textures, very eco-friendly, easy to clean
CONs: a bit more pricey than other options, can host mold and mildew
PROs: plenty of color choices, low maintenance, long lifespan
CONs: cannot be stained or painted, reflects heat
It’s time to call in the professionals to make your ideas come to life! Gregory Contracting is a professional deck builder in Chisago City. We have offered quality construction services to our customers. Let us help you with your deck design today!